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Fluid Retention After Surgery
Activity: If allowed get up and move. If not allowed to get up, move as allowed. Reduce your salt. Do not hold your bladder. Go urinate as often and as soon as you feel the need. If an extremity, elevate the limb as needed. Reduce or cut out caffeine. At some doses caffeine with cause retention of fluid and at other levels it will be a diuretic. If this does not work your doctor can give you a diuretic. ...Read more
Inflammation: Controlled inflammation is a normal and necessary process of healing. Wound healing required vasodilation of blood vessel and neovascular genesis to activate chemotaxis of the inflammatory cells. Inflammation is considered as a primary mechanism of innate immunity, referred to as the nonspecific immune system or the first line of defense. It is considered noral within the first two weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently fractured my right humerus and had surgery 4 days ago. I notice alot of fluid retention today. Is this normal? And I still have lot of pain
Pretty normal: Hi. Ouch, you poor thing! Yes pain and swelling are quite to be expected 4 days after the surgery. Was it a low trauma fracture? If yes, consider asking your doc to get a bone densitometry study (DXA, DEXA). If it was a high trauma appropriate fracture, disregard that. Keep the arm elevated to help reduce the swelling. Take your pain meds; if you have constipation with them, take psyllium and/or s ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.
What do you advise if i stopped taking cipralex rather abruptly about a week and a half ago after fluid retention as a result of cipralex cessage/withdrawl?
Suggest: that you advise your prescribing medical provider. Sudden cessation of SSRI's can lead to discontinuation syndrome in some people. ...Read more
Left breast swells at night then subsides a bit after I get up in the morning. Could this just be fluid retention?
Unlikely: Unlikely. Fluid retention does not cause symptoms on one side vs. the other. My best guess would be some position in which u sleep causes some restriction of fluid outflow (lymph, blood). U could try sleeping on ur right side all nigh, by using a foam wedge, to test this theory. If its correct you should not have L sided swelling in AM, but may have R sided swelling instead. ...Read more
Can chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed or it never reverses?
Venous stasis : Venous insufficiency can be controlled medically with compression and some simple preventive measures. Venous insufficiency, if deemed severe enough due to complications (like ulcerations), can be treated with surgery. Even with surgery, complete correction, from the pure sense of the word, is not the correct language. You would still have compression stockings recommended after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?
I had a left oophorectomy 3 weeks ago. This week I am having sharp, stabbing LLQ pain, mid back pain and fluid retention in stomach and all extremeti?
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